40 days of what seems to a long journey seems to be insignificant when we know that someone we love is struggling. We can try to continue to hide the fact that Suicide exists, that just means we are building the foundation for the stigmas to continue. When we name the demon that is stalking our children, our boys and girls, our men and women then we can start to retaliate and start claiming our future back. The demon gets a hold of their minds and when it claims their spirit we have to fight harder to keep our loved...
On this day a year ago, the #CCWALK2019 began its 40 day journey for self awareness, and to bring to light the actions of unnatural deaths in all our communities. What was thought to be a lone starting point was heightened by #TeamMcKinnon. To have three generations at the starting point was the kick start to what will prove to be an amazing journey. With Clara Alec Macdonald at the wheel, and Uncle Ben, Chief Alexander McKinnon, Clementine Thomas , Kiara, Zayden, Vinny McKinnon, Taniel Prince , Kylee, Baby Been and Sandra McArthur sporting their pink #IntoTheStorm t-shirts and the...
I send my deepest heartfelt condolences to those who have lost a loved one by the act of SUICIDE. Not just yesterday, but for days gone by. I have learned that those who turned their back on me when I needed them the most was not a reflection of me, but a reflection of them. I understand that as living family members, we experience the harsh thoughts and words that others feel the need to share. The hardest reality is seeing who sticks by you and who walk away. People we have known a short time or a lifetime may...
Fentanyl laced drugs took my son Quinnton's spirit in February of 2015. He thought it was going okay - because his friend gave it to him. He didn't remember a lot that day - what he did remember was two fold - that he almost died .. and he saw & felt something he never felt before ..(I shall elaborate at a later date) Quinnton was found unresponsive and face down on the sidewalk on the DES of Vancouver when the paramedics found him. Quinnton received Naloxone and he had said when people were finally able to talk to him...
- CC Walk 2019